Well it turns out my Silkie, Sponge, was sitting on two eggs. One hatched this morning and all hopes I had of her being a good mother vanished when I found a little grey ball of fluff screaming in the mud. I picked it up and took it back to the nest box. The first thing she did was peck it and then she pretended it didn't exist. So now I'm raising a single chick, by itself, in the house. Hopefully the other egg will hatch and my little one will have a friend. I've scoured Craigslist and cannot find a single chick that is close enough in age (every thing is over a month old). He/She is named "Smudge" and looks otherwise healthy. The pic was taken this morning when Smudge was sleeping on a heating bad. He is now very energetic and has a GREAT set of lungs.